(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Lesser Masked Weaver P. intermedius) Gr. ὑπο hupo  somewhat, related to; genus Sitagra Reichenbach, 1850, weaver; "Subgenus Hypositagra Subg. nov.  ... Resembling Sitagra Reichenbach, s. str., in all respects, except for being larger and usually breeding in small colonies; nests with more or less pronounced entrance tube.  Type, here designated, Ploceus intermedius Rüppell, 1845" (Wolters 1970).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 14 December 2018).